Which stories did the media ignore this year? Project Censored on Al Jazeera

January 7, 2013

Inside Story on Al Jazeera English invited Mickey Huff, director of Project Censored, and Greg Mitchell, media analyst for The Nationto discuss the most under-reported and misrepresented stories in the media. From climate change to the Fukushima nuclear disaster to the emerging police state, these serious issues have major impacts on Americans’ daily lives, yet get little to no coverage. 

There are stories that have enormous consequences on the lives of Americans but are regularly under-reported or misrepresented by the mainstream media. Project Censored, the US media watchdog group, has released their annual report examining the shortcomings of reporting in 2012.

Check out the entire interview on Al Jazeera English.

For the last thirty-seven years, Project Censored has produced a Top-25 list of underreported news stories as well as the book Censored, dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but are barely or rarely mentioned because of media bias and self-censorship. What started as a university-wide project founded by Carl Jensen at Sonoma State University, Project Censored has become the nation’s media watch dog, and now under the leadership of Mickey Huff, the news-monitoring group is dedicated to exposing these media biases and its disintegrating effect on our democracy. 

Censored 2013: Dispatches From the Media Revolution features stories such as “Signs of an Emerging Police State”, “Prison Slavery in Today’s USA”, and “Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Worse than Anticipated”, and is a must read“our future depends on the knowledge this collection of suppressed stories allows us.” (San Diego Review).

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